To help get the most out of yourself and become a better leader start with what you can do for yourself. Learn to take control of bad habits and turn them into good habits. If you can accumulate an abundance of good habits then you will be a better person, a better manager and ultimately a better leader.
Don’t Worry about Being the Best
Believe it or not, you just have to be better than the people around you. Instead of trying to be the absolute best, strive to be the best that you can be at whatever the task may be. Its the experience of trying that really counts.
Make sure You Are The One Making The Choices
If you’re unsure about your choices, make the best possible choice given the information you have in front of you. Whether the decision is right or wrong, making your own decision will still be better than letting someone else make the decision for you. Its part of the process of learning.
Don’t Wait for Someone Else to Teach You
No matter what the task, if you teach it to yourself, you’ll learn it better. This might require a bit of research on your part; you may need to end up asking a bunch of questions. Just keep in mind that the only stupid question is the one that you don’t ask.
Then the next thing that you have to do is to share the knowledge. Pass it along. Learn to be a mentor so that the next person gains the knowledge.
Always Follow Your Dreams
Every dreamer pays a price, but so does everyone who fears to dream. The price for not dreaming or ignoring dreams is much higher. Every now and then, sit down and let yourself imagine. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. Let go and put no limits on yourself it is amazing what you can do.
Always Look For An Opportunity
We pass opportunities by every day. Be vigilant and take note of where you can help someone else. Always ask yourself the question What can I offer that will be of benefit to that person or situation?. Providing a solution to others problems can become a huge opportunity for you.
Don’t Sell Yourself Short – Ever
Don’t doubt your abilities, and don’t doubt your talents. Forget about what you’ve been led to believe by the media or people in your life. Recognize your strengths, and listen to your inner voice. Eliminate I can’t from your vocabulary.
Don’t Accept or Expect Mediocrity
Expect excellence of both yourself and of others. The minute you expect less of yourself is the same minute that your inner self will get the compromised message and start delivering less. Always push yourself to be the best you possibly can be.